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Rain brings relief from scorching heat

Published : 21 Jul 2022 12:32 AM | Updated : 21 Jul 2022 01:46 PM

After weeks of sizzling heat and humid condition, much-awaited monsoon rains brought relief to people in the capital on Wednesday.

The capital witnessed moderate showers from 11am which continued to drench the city for several hours.

Met office recorded 12 mm of rainfall in the capital from 12 noon.

Some office goers suffered while going to their work places in the morning.

Apart from the capital, it rained in several district including the coastal ones. In Chattogram, Met office recorded 56 mm of rainfall on Wednesday Some low-lying areas including Boddarhat and Agrabad went under 

knee-deep water due to rains. Many were seen wading through water on roads.

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD)  predicted light to moderate showers across the country in next 24 hours commencing 8am on Wednesday.

“Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely at many places over Rangpur, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at a few places over Rajshahi and Khulna divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over the country,” the BMD said in its bulletin on Wednesday.

Besides, a mild heat wave is sweeping over the districts of Rajshahi, Pabna, Rangpur, Dinajpur and Nilphamari and it may abate from some places, according to the weather forecast.

Meanwhile, another spell of flood may hit the low-lying areas of the northern districts in the last week of July. And the flood situation may worsen in the first week of August, according to Bangladesh Weather Observatory Team (BWOT), an independent weather research group.

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